|Marcus Thomas wants to replace Marcus Thomas' pic with that of Marcus Thomas. Got it? (Kotaku.com)|
Giants defensive tackle Marcus Thomas -- not to be confused with running back Marcus Thomas who had a cup of coffee with the Lions in 2008 and waived by the Broncos in 2009 -- is fed up. The six-year vet thinks it's been long enough for the folks at Madden to put a face with a name. Specifically: Thomas' face with his Madden bio. After exhausting all options (we're speculating here; for all we know, before Tuesday the extent of Thomas' gripes may have consisted of cursing EA every time he fired up a game), the New York defender took to Twitter to publicly lodge a complaint.
I been in the nfl going on 6years and y'all still hav another mans face for my pic on madden i hate y'all hate is very strong but I do— Marcus Thomas (@MarcusThomas_79) August 28, 2012
Thomas then joked that his fate rested in his ability to avoid the turk in the coming days:
mr madden has slapped and gave me a pacifier and told me to make the team before I start demanding requests lol— Marcus Thomas (@MarcusThomas_79) August 28, 2012
But thanks to the power of the internet, word got back to Donny Moore, whose Twitter bio reads "Madden NFL Live Content Producer & Ratings Czar." Moore was apologetic and promised to fix the mistake.
— Donny Moore (@Donny_Moore) August 28, 2012
@marcusthomas_79 Sincere apologies Mr. Thomas, we will have this picture removed for next update...It is the UTEP Marcus Thomas.
This prompted a change of heart from Thomas, who tweeted "Thanks, Mr. Madden. I love you." We're still not clear if Thomas knows that John Madden isn't actually a programmer, just the face of a game that's been around for nearly 20 years. Either way, mystery solved, all is right in the world. Now if Madden could just find a way to help the Jets score a touchdown...
|Judge for yourself: Marcus Thomas (left) doesn't look like Marcus Thomas (right), right?. (Getty Images)|